Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Original Sin

So the quest for greater understanding continues...discovered last night that maybe I don't even realise what I am saved from...the law (curses of breaking the covenant- for Jews only??), 'original' sin, death...all the above..I think that maybe being Anglican, brought up Catholic may have something to do with my confusion...the importance of all this being, who I consider Jesus to be exactly..God, man, man-God, God-man, something else..did he have original sin? and if he did then doesn't that make our salvation nought...or on the other hand, what is 'original sin' is it the potential to sin, or spiritual death? Or is there no big concept of 'original sin' perse but rather we follow in the footsteps of Adam and his example (as the Eastern Church seems to purpose..or so I am told?) Many, many questions...guess the search continues tonight...

3 comments:

Søren Dalsgaard said...

LOL, glad we have a full year with Bill in Systematic Theology. It gives us time to dig deeper into at least SOME of the questions.
But I'm afraid it wont be possible to get to grasp all of it :S ... God is great, we sucks!!

Shem Odhiambo said...

Me thinks we don't suck- we are new creations in Christ by virtue of the fact that we have a plea in his sanctifying blood. Our iniquities are as far removed from us as the east is from the west...

If we hold on to the notion that we suck, then we buy into satan's accusations against us thus agreeing with him- and when we agree with him, we allow him continue his arguments against us.

Though we are imperfect, we are being made perfect.

Gabriel said...

My belated comment. I hear you completely over the confusion, but isn't God awesome that in the pages of the Book there lies the answers. Jesus himself did not have original sin like us. The genesis of Original Sin is from the fall of man. When Adam sinned the original sin was inherent in all mankind - meaning - our body, heart,spirit etc is acting against the will of God and this pull is by Satan. Do you at times feel like doing something and you know it is wrong or not doing what you ought to do. so we have the original sin but Christ, the son of man did not have it.
By Christ death we are sanctified and through the Holy Spirit God work is to have us do his will and live as new creation. So once we receive Christ through salvation we have the power to overcome Satan and sin whether original or not has no power. The blood of the passover Lamb is applied to the door of every sincere believer's door and life and no power of darkness could ever withstand that force of the blood sacrifice - and that is Jesus.